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If your Japanese dining experience is limited to sushi and soba, this is a great place to broaden your Nippon palate. Dine at the sleek oak sushi bar or at small tables lit by a row of spherical hanging lights. The menu deftly covers appetizers, entrées, sushi and obanzai, Kyoto-style tapas. It’s rotated almost daily and is reported on their quirky blog, hibino-brooklyn.com/blog. The sushi is excellent, but it’s the cooked food that stands out: Chicken teriyaki is skin-on organic fowl with al dente asparagus and okra pods, and the soy pudding dessert is beyond creamy.

Venue name: Hibino
Address: 333 Henry St
Cross street: at Pacific St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu noon–2:30pm, 5:30–10pm; Fri noon–2:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm; Sat 5:30–10:30pm
Transport: Subway: M, R to Court St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall
Price: Average main course: $14. Cash only
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